UN sanctions bind Russia on Iran missiles: Report

Russia`s Interfax news agency cites a top military official as saying the UN`s latest Iran sanctions, which Moscow has backed, rule out the delivery of missile systems.

Moscow: Russia`s Interfax news agency cites a
top military official as saying the UN`s latest Iran
sanctions, which Moscow has backed, rule out the delivery of
missile systems.

Russia has yet to fulfill a 2007 contract with Iran over
the delivery of the sophisticated S-300 defense missiles. The
West has urged against arming a state suspected of running a
covert nuclear weapons programme.

Military official Alexander Fomin today did not directly
identify the S-300s, but pledged Moscow would desist from
supplying "large missile systems" in accordance with the
sanctions, Interfax reported.

It is the latest indication that the deal is dead. Last
month, the Russian government said the sanctions blocked the
missile sale, but Iran insisted the restrictions don`t cover
existing contracts.

PTI

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